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Tour Dates for The Wailers

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Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound.

The world’s most iconic reggae band The Wailers are currently touring the US, performing the prominent album Legend in its entirety. As they infiltrated reggae music to the world outside of Jamaica, its birth place, The Wailers celebrate their 30th anniversary of the album Legend. Named by Time Magazine as the “Best Album of the 20th Century” and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best selling reggae album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. 

The Wailers have consistently toured for the past 40 years, and in doing so, have been keeping the legacy of Bob Marley alive. They are the most successful reggae group in history, having sold over 250 million albums worldwide and played to an estimated 25 million people around the world.  They have left an indelible mark on modern music. After touring in South America, Russia, Middle East, and Europe, The Wailers are eager to bring their good vibrations to festivals and venues across the country this summer.

Formed in the late sixties, The Wailers have created an extraordinary body of work and their music can be heard in every corner of the world today.  Original members included Bob Marley and his vocal partners Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, alongside the ground-breaking rhythm section of the Barrett brothers, Carlton on drums and Aston “Family Man” on bass. Today, Aston leads the band as it continues its worldwide campaign to promote peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari.

The Wailers Tour Dates
     
Thursday, May 8
Havana
New Hope, PA
Friday, May 9
Harvester Performance Center
Rocky Mount, VA
Saturday, May 10
H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino
Toledo, OH
Tuesday, May 13
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, May 14
Avalon Theatre
Easton, MD
Friday, May 16
Flying Monkey
Plymouth, NH
Saturday, May 17
Earthfest
Boston, MA
Sunday, May 18
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, May 21
Innsbrook Pavilion
Glen Allen, VA
Friday, May 22
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, May 23
The Paramount Theater
Huntington, NY
Sunday, May 24
The Social
Atlantic City, NJ
Monday, May 25
Dark Star Jubilee
Thornville, OH
Tuesday, May 26
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Bethlehem, PA
Wednesday, May 28
Blue Fox Billiards
Winchester, VA
Thursday, May 29
9:30 Club
Washington, DC
Friday, May 30
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH
Saturday, May 31
Newport Yachting Center
Newport, Rhode Island
Wednesday, June 11
Neptune’s Park @31st Street
Virginia Beach, VA
Thursday, June 12
Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant
Nags Head, NC
Friday, June 13
Ziggy’s By The Sea
Wilmington, NC
Saturday, June 14
Ham’s Downtown
Greensboro, NC
Wednesday, July 2
Milwaukee Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, July 3
Marin County Fair
San Rafael, CA
Saturday, July 5
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Maryland Heights, MO
Sunday, July 6
Freedom Hill Amphitheater
Sterling Heights, MI
Monday, July 7
LC Pavilion
Columbus, OH
Wednesday, July 9
Common Ground Music Festival
Lansing, MI
Thursday, July 10
Majestic Theatre
Madison, WI
Sunday, July 13
Taste of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 17
Saban Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA
Saturday, July 19
Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater
Oceanside, CA
Sunday, July 20
The Coach House
San Juan Cap., CA

Wailers Lineup:
Aston “Family Man” Barrett – Bass
Audley “Chizzy” Chisholm – Guitar
Keith “Coach” Sterling – Keyboards
Basil “Bennow” Creary – Drums
Melvin “Rasmel” Glover – Rhythm Guitar 
Cegee Victory – Back Vocals 
Dwayne “Danglin” Anglin – Lead Vocals
Aston Barrett Jr. – Organ
Kevin “Yvad” Davy – Lead Vocals 

 

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Chino ft. Denyque – “Driving Me Insane”

Jamaican dancehall artist, Daniel “Chino” McGregor, unleashes his second video “Driving Me Insane,” off his debut self-titled album released May 24, 2011 on VP Records. As the son of reggae icon Freddie McGregor and brother of acclaimed producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor, Chino is not only part of a reggae dynasty, but poses a new formula in reggae and dancehall music. His first video and single “From Mawnin’ (Never Change),” was recently chosen as NPR’s Song Of The Day , stating that Chino has a “sexy-yet-sweet persona” and “smooth sing-jay vocals.” He was also awarded Best Male Sing-jay at Jamaica’s 2010 Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards (EME) and gained numerous corporate sponsorships in Jamaica, including the spokesperson for Coke Zero and Nestle Supligen.

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Newest Love: The Chain Gang of 1974

“The Gang — which is actually just the recording moniker of Kamtin Mohager — delivers silken bursts of New Wave-inspired dance music with meaty, Cut Copy-sized hooks and flourishes of Passion Pit-style falsetto.” – SPIN‘s 35 Must-Hear Acts at SXSW

After self-releasing two albums over the past several years and receiving early praise from the likes of SPIN, The FADER, RCRD LBL, Brooklyn Vegan, and more, The Chain Gang of 1974 is ready to break out with Wayward Fire! Set for release June 21st on ModernArt, this is an album as restless as The Chain Gang of 1974‘s White Guts, an album which funneled three years of instrument-swapping, sample-splicing experience into a lean focused listen, but it melds the standout moments from that release into something wholly new and realized. In creating this new album, The Chain Gang of 1974’s genre-jumping singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager moved from Denver to Los Angeles, severed the ties of the two-year relationship that fueled Wayward Fire, and raised the
curtain on what’s next, proving that this particular film has just begun.

Download/listen: “Undercover”

On Wayward Fire, the laser-guided synth lines of “Undercover” and the rather epic “Hold On”-crowd pleasers that hint at everything from LCD Soundsystem to Talking Heads-make perfect sense alongside such shifting soundscapes as the shimmering keys of “Don’t Walk Away,” the hands-in-the-air hooks of “Taste of Heaven,” and the choruses that cut through the rain clouds in “Matter of Time.” Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Mohager balances his minor-key melodies with bold, bloodletting lyrics.

“Fresh off a string of noteworthy performances at South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Chain Gang is positioned to pick up where LCD Soundsystem is leaving off – live dance music with an abrasive edge and hipster swagger.” — Denver Post

In the lead up to this release, The Chain Gang of 1974 will play select dates on the west coast with Jamaica.

The Chain Gang of 1974 Tour Dates

Sat. April 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

Tue. April 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Jamaica

Thu. April 28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Jamaica

Fri. April 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Jamaica

Sat. April 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Jamaica

Sat. June 11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre w/ Candy Claws, Bad Weather California, Fellow Citizens

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Check ‘Em Out: My M.O.

In 2011, My M.O. gears up for their second EP Bonfire.

The Brooklyn-based indie-electro band My M.O. unleash their latest video “Bonfire Man,” where they blow off their dead end jobs in the city, high-jack their bosses car and head to Woodstock to reconnect with the forces of nature.

Hailing from all points on the globe (Texas, Australia, Jamaica), My M.O. represents New York City’s convergence of cultures at its best. Erika Buestami aka Enki is a singer and rapper from Australia, who handles lead vocals and bass. Katy Walker is a veteran DJ, originally from Texas, who plays keys, contributes vocals and produces their songs. Dion Mac is a Jamaican-born rocker, who shreds guitar and adds to the medley of vocals. 
Together, they subtly cull their broad range of influences into a tasty indie-pop blend of ethereal beats and saucy lyrics.
 
My M.O. formed in 2008 after the three frontwomen met through mutual friends while residing in Brooklyn. They started regularly playing live shows on the NYC circuit and released their 6-track debut, Monkey Remix EP via Unemployable Music in August 2010. Their music video for first single “Monkey” created a viral buzz in the blogsphere, garnering a growing fanbase and praise from critics.

 

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